Gisborne pumps and is home to one of New Zealand's greatest surf legends, Maz Quinn. The East Coast area is one of the most surf rich regions on the North Island. There is a big swell window, from SW through to NE, with many different types of breaks on offer for a wide range of surfers. The strip of Wainui Beach has a range of different banks that all fire on their own day. It is not unusual for them to be frequently barrelling.